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Sustained skills deficits are placing IT departments under pressure

28 Jul 2022



Having played the role of first responders when offices initially shut down, the IT department has been juggling challenges ever since and our latest research identifies three prevalent areas impacting their agenda going forward: workload struggles, technological complexity and skills shortages. Across this three-part series about people issues in IT, we delve deeper into the impacts these challenges have on the wider organisation.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to recruit professionals with the skills that are needed to support the growth aspirations of IT departments. In this article, we investigate the skills that are highest in demand and which are the hardest to recruit for.

Many organisations are turning to outsourcing as the default solution to bridge the skills gap and to keep up with technologies that are rapidly evolving. Because of this constant evolution, it’s rare that alternative solutions are seen to be stable or fixed enough to justify bringing them inhouse. It’s an immediate-term priority approach which may become the long-term solution to embracing emerging technologies?


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